Horseback riding in Texas isn't too unusual but how often do you get to ride through nature surrounded by beautiful canyons? Well if you've never had the luxury of doing just that, we have just the place for you to try it out. Palo Duro Riding Stables offer tours of Palo Duro Canyon that are only opened to the public via horse.

The trails that you will be riding on will lead you to the largest cottonwood trees in the Texas panhandle. While rides are beautiful any time of the day, it is suggested that visitors take the ride late morning to get the most out of the experience. The trees provide enough shade for everyone which means that it won't get too hot out for your adventure. There are also several springs on the trail to cool off at any point.

The stables have the cutest family of horses that all are experts at what they do. The beautiful horses will give you the most memorable and amazing riding experience in all of Texas. 

The Palo Duro Riding Stables are open year round so you can enjoy the beauty of the canyons at any time! You do need to make a reservation a few days in advance since they tend to fill up and same day reservations are quite hard to come by.

Visitors are not allowed to bring backpacks and bags but they do offer saddlebags at no extra cost for cameras, cellphones, and water. Every rider gets a 30-minute crash course before heading off on the ride to ensure everyone's safety. 

Prices for horseback rides range anywhere from $25 to $100 depending on the length of the ride as well as the time of year. Typically the rides are about an hour to an hour and a half long. While they are open year round, we suggest checking their Facebook page for closures due to weather or safety concerns.

Palo Duro Riding Stables is located at 10160 E State Highway 217 Canyon, Texas. For more information and to book your experience, you can visit their website here.

Palo Duro Riding Stables

Price: $25-$100

Address: 10160 E State Highway 217 Canyon, Texas

Why you need to go: Guest can go horseback riding in Palo Duro Canyon through a trail that is only accessible through horseback. 


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